Sunday, October 29, 2006

what if i chose to be heidi simpbeck?

Gernaat -- Pratt

Holly Gernaat of McBain, Mich., and Bob Pratt of Lamoni, Iowa, were united in marriage in an informal beach wedding Aug. 12, 2006, at Park of the Pines Community of Christ Reunion Grounds near Boyne City, Mich. Evangelist Carman Thompson officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Pranaat

The bride is the daughter of Sharon Gernaat of McBain and the late Bud Gernaat.
The bridegroom is the son of Dan and Susie Pratt of Lamoni, formerly of Blue Springs, and the grandson of Dan and Jean Wheeler of Independence .
Laurel Tacoma assisted the bride as maid of honor, with Kim Smith as bridesmaid.
Casey Cardwell served as best man, with Andi Chatburn serving as groomswoman.
The reception was held at Park of the Pines.
The bride received a Bachelor of Arts with honors, majoring in religion with minors in church leadership and Spanish from Graceland University, Lamoni, in May 2006. She is working as an intern at Amnesty International in Chicago, and the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora, Ill.
The bridegroom received a Bachelor of Arts majoring in liberal studies and minoring in church leadership and chemistry from Graceland University in May 2006. He is working at Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora.
A honeymoon is planned for December 2006 to Mexico.
Holly and Bob have chosen to honor the traditions and history of both of their names by combining them into their own last name "Pranaat"

i often check the blue springs examiner, my hometown paper, for engagement and wedding listings of people i might know. i DON'T know these people and i am grateful for that. they just sound weird. why in the world would you choose to "honor" both last names, by completely obliterating both of them? would it have been better and easier to trace a lineage if they had just hyphenated their names into holly and bob gernaat-pratt? thoughts?
signed-heidi simpbeck


Valoree said...

That is so retarded! Their majors in college were really strange, too. Whould I be Valoree Mornes?

Will & Natalie Giddens said...

That's seriously the dumbest thing I've ever heard. "Hey, let's honor our names! I know, let's completely obliterate both of them from the history books!"

So what would I be, had Will and I chosen to be completely stupid? Gidgore? Kildens?